- Title: Japanese claims another skip rope record for Guinness World Records Day
- Date: 8th November 2018
- Summary: TOKYO, JAPAN (NOVEMBER 8, 2018) (REUTERS) JAPANESE ROPE SKIPPER, HIJIKI IKUYAMA, PUTTING ON HEAD BAND IKUYAMA PRACTISING BEFORE TRYING TO BREAK GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR "MOST MAMBA TRICKS PERFORMED WHILE SKIPPING FORWARDS IN 30 SECONDS" (MUTE) VARIOUS SLOW MOTION FOOTAGE OF IKUYAMA PRACTISING VARIOUS OF SCHOOL CHILDREN CHEERING FOR IKUYAMA IKUYAMA TRYING TO BREAK THE RECORD FOR "THE MOST MAMBA TRICKS PERFORMED WHILE SKIPPING FORWARDS IN 30 SECONDS" IKUYAMA ON THE STAGE GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS JUDGE SPEAKING CHILDREN CLAPPING HANDS IKUYAMA RECEIVING RECORD CERTIFICATE FROM JUDGE IKUYAMA SPEAKING WHILE HOLDING CERTIFICATE CHILDREN CHEERING (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) JAPANESE ROPE SKIPPER, HIJIKI IKUYAMA, SAYING: "I was able to achieve this with the help of their cheers, so I believe it was not just thanks to my own effort." GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS CERTIFICATE (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) JAPANESE ROPE SKIPPER, HIJIKI IKUYAMA, SAYING: "Their cheering not only encouraged me but also made me nervous. It was a completely different atmosphere from doing it on my own, so I am happy and proud of achieving the record in such an atmosphere." CHILDREN GATHERING AROUND IKUYAMA IKUYAMA POSING WITH CHILDREN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) 10 YEAR-OLD STUDENT, YUNA KAGAWA, SAYING: "It was so fast that I couldn't see what's happening." IKUYAMA TAKING ROPE VARIOUS OF IKUYAMA CHALLENGING GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR "THE MOST DOUBLE UNDER CROSSOVERS WHILE SKIPPING BACKWARDS IN 30 SECONDS" (MUTE) VARIOUS SLOW MOTION FOOTAGE OF IKUYAMA CHALLENGING RECORD
- Embargoed: 22nd November 2018 10:13
- Keywords: Japan rope skipping Guinness World Records Hijiki Ikuyama
- Location: TOKYO, JAPAN
- City: TOKYO, JAPAN
- Country: Japan
- Topics: Human Interest / Brights / Odd News,Society/Social Issues,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA00195N9MC9
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Japanese professional rope skipper Hijiki Ikuyama broke a new Guinness World Record on Thursday (November 8), joining others around the globe to celebrate the annual World Records Day.
Egged on by loud cheers from primary school children, Ikuyama, who holds seven Guinness World Records in rope skipping, managed 24 skips in 30 seconds in the more challenging mamba rope release style, beating his previous record of 22 skips.
Ikuyama said the children helped him on the day when the Guinness World Records celebrates the spirit of attempting to break new records with activities held across the world.
Ikuyama attempted to break his other record of "the most double under crossovers while skipping backwards in 30 seconds", but failed to renew the previous record of 66 skips.
Earlier this year he also set a new jump rope record of the most number of jumps in 24 hours; 151,409 skips.
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